Date: 10/25/19 4:33 am
From: Malcolm Hodges <mhodges1957...>
Subject: [GABO-L] BHGU is a Laughing Gull
From the photos, yesterday’s B1ack-headed Gull reported from Tybee is a
Laughing Gull with aberrant soft-part coloring. I see this occasionally; I
think these birds lack the melanin that darkens bill and legs. Other
aspects of the bird clearly mark it as a LAGU. Just wanted to stop folks
from chasing the bird (though birding on Tybee is always worth the trip!).
Mal Hodges
Riverdale, Ga.

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